"And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God"
-- Micah 6:8

"The duty of the prosecutor is to seek justice, not merely to convict."
-- American Bar Association Standard 3-1.2(c)

"There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia."
--Pope Benedict XVI, June 2004

Friday, April 11, 2008

Lanyards as Fascist Symbol?

Defense attorney Mark Bennett describes his struggle with the "Lanyard Nation" mentality which apparently holds that folks who wear those lanyards with laminated cards attached are in fact crypto-authoritarian quasi-fascists.

He offers a jury selection tip for the defense: "beware potential jurors who wear lanyards to jury service. They’ll go after your client like zombies on crack."

Heck, I wish I could convince my local defense bar to strike all those lanyard-wearing school teachers, social workers, and engineers that I don't generally like to seat on my juries.

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